Special Issue "Radiation and Cancers"

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A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ritsuko U. Komaki
Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Website: http://faculty.mdanderson.org/Ritsuko_Komaki/
E-Mail: rkomaki@mdanderson.org

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you a very exciting issue entitled as "Radiation and Cancer" in Cancers.

X-Rays were discovered in 1985. Since then X-rays had been used in Europe, America and rest of the world in primitive planning and deliver for the cancer till recently. Parallel to the discovery of X-rays, Becquerel and Curie discovered radioactive material in 1998. During the early 1900s, radiobiological experiments were conducted with simple biologic systems corresponding with the development of radiation therapy. However it took long time to get adequate imaging studies to demonstrate location and extent of the cancer by computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonant imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and other functional or metabolic imaging. These imaging studies are essential to plan and deliver radiation treatment to kill cancer cells without causing excessive normal tissue toxicities and/or secondary malignancies. Now we are able to 3 dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), 4 D-RT accounting time, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and particle Radiotherapy such as Proton and Carbon Iron. Discovery of mechanism of radiation resistant cells and development of radiation sensitizers including chemotherapy and molecular targeting treatment are essential to improve therapeutic ratio.

Our main goal is here to show how we plan and deliver Radiation Therapy for different type of Cancer with or without other modalities demonstrating less normal tissue toxicities and better outcome.

Hope you can join me.

Sincerely,

Ritsuko Komaki, M.D.
Guest Editor

Published Papers (13 papers)

Cancers 2012, 4(2), 566-580; doi:10.3390/cancers4020566
Received: 12 April 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 6 June 2012 / Published: 15 June 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 307-322; doi:10.3390/cancers4010307
Received: 3 January 2012; in revised form: 21 February 2012 / Accepted: 6 March 2012 / Published: 14 March 2012
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 4114-4126; doi:10.3390/cancers3044114
Received: 22 September 2011; in revised form: 22 October 2011 / Accepted: 22 October 2011 / Published: 31 October 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 4090-4101; doi:10.3390/cancers3044090
Received: 7 September 2011; in revised form: 17 October 2011 / Accepted: 20 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 4061-4089; doi:10.3390/cancers3044061
Received: 5 August 2011; in revised form: 8 October 2011 / Accepted: 21 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 4046-4060; doi:10.3390/cancers3044046
Received: 18 August 2011; in revised form: 30 September 2011 / Accepted: 13 October 2011 / Published: 26 October 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 4010-4023; doi:10.3390/cancers3044010
Received: 8 August 2011; in revised form: 11 October 2011 / Accepted: 19 October 2011 / Published: 26 October 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 3972-3990; doi:10.3390/cancers3043972
Received: 13 September 2011; in revised form: 7 October 2011 / Accepted: 17 October 2011 / Published: 25 October 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(4), 3799-3823; doi:10.3390/cancers3043799
Received: 15 July 2011; in revised form: 23 September 2011 / Accepted: 23 September 2011 / Published: 30 September 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(3), 3610-3631; doi:10.3390/cancers3033610
Received: 4 August 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 9 September 2011 / Published: 15 September 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(3), 3496-3505; doi:10.3390/cancers3033496
Received: 21 June 2011; in revised form: 2 September 2011 / Accepted: 5 September 2011 / Published: 9 September 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(3), 3419-3431; doi:10.3390/cancers3033419
Received: 15 August 2011; in revised form: 24 August 2011 / Accepted: 25 August 2011 / Published: 1 September 2011
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Cancers 2011, 3(2), 2421-2443; doi:10.3390/cancers3022421
Received: 14 March 2011; in revised form: 20 April 2011 / Accepted: 10 May 2011 / Published: 18 May 2011
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